Davison-Fulton/Bartonville Chapel

1203 West Garfield Ave, Bartonville, IL


Craig Steven Fales

August 11, 1964May 21, 2020

Bartonville - Craig Steven Fales, 55, of Bartonville, passed away from complications of Sarcoidosis, a battle he fought bravely for 5 years. He was born August 11, 1964 in Peoria, the son of Norman and Diane Fales. He is survived by, and will be deeply missed by his wife of 34 years, Pam Fales; his father and mother; two children, Dianna Cameron (Anthony), and Nathaniel Fales (Cagney); five grandsons, Clayton, Carson, Corban, Callan, and Lucas; as well as his sister, Noralee Fales.

Craig enlisted in the United States Air Force after high school, and served at Loring AFB in Northern ME. It is there that he met and married his wife on Feb 14th 1986. After finishing his active duty tour, he served full-time as an avionics and navigations systems technician at the Peoria Air National Guard, accruing nearly twenty-two years of military service. He dutifully served his country overseas during Operation Desert Storm and Desert Shield. A true enthusiast of the military and history, Craig enjoyed spending his free time at the range, participating in reenactments, and sharing his interests with family and friends. Craig was a devoted husband, father, family man, and friend, whose memory will be cherished by all who knew him.

He was preceded by his fraternal grandparents, Harold and Ethel Fales, and maternal grandparents, Leon and Beatrice Riedner.

Cremation will be accorded, and no services will be held at this time. A celebration of life gathering will be planned for a later date. Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Mayo Clinic Rochester MN attn: Sarcoidosis Research, The National Rifle Association, or St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Online condolences may be made to Craig’s family at www.davison-fulton-bartonvillechapel.com.


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Craig Steven Fales

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Jon Leatherberry

May 27, 2020

We are so very sorry for your loss. Love Jon,Angie and Alyssa

DeAnna Lorentz

May 26, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you Nora.

Aaron Kearns

May 23, 2020

My favorite memory of Craig was when our unit went to Volk Field and I got to share a room with him. I didn't know at the time how loud he could snore, but I was warned by some other people. Yes, he could snore very loudly, but I just worked around that by switching rooms with the 1st Sergeant at the time or getting to sleep before Craig did! I will miss seeing you buddy when I come up to Peoria to visit the unit.

Eric Repaal

May 23, 2020

Craig, was my best friend, I will miss our weekly, some times daily rants. I will miss you my friend until we meet again, you will have to be the Putz to the man upstairs!


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